What can I say about the land of Moab – the wind just doesn't stop, the sand stings all manner of bare skin, not to mention getting into the truck, the trailer, your ears, and the part in your hair. And it's like fingernails on the chalkboard when you set anything down on the counter or the table!
I didn't think I would have any new photos for today, so I uploaded the newest ones of my two beautiful girls in Reisterstown. They were taken yesterday at Greta's end-of-preschool flower ceremony!
Since this is the biggest tourist weekend of the “season,” we had to leave our campsite – too bad we didn't think to make reservations a few months ago. All the campgrounds are full, as are the motels – the campground proprietor kindly called around for Ron. Motel 6 did have one room available (they allow dogs) and they only wanted $160.00 for it. So we are parked on the grass at the edge of the campground. We have the refrigerator, because it works on propane, and we would have hot water (and cold!) if we could figure out how to make the water pump work. We have lights (they work off the trailer battery for as long as the trailer battery works). No air conditioning – Ron will not be a happy camper tonight, I bet.
Meanwhile, to avoid sitting in the trailer for yet another day, we drove up to Canyonlands National Park. This park is not for the faint of heart. Unless you are a serious hiker, biker, off-roader there isn't much point, because you cannot get close enough to anything to actually see it. I had hoped to see the confluence of the Green and Colorado Rivers, all I got to see was a narrow ribbon of the Green. And, of course, with the wind blowing everything around you can see how dusty everything is, but you cannot see the true beauty in the photos I took. Sigh.
If you look at the left side of photo 10 very carefully, you may be able to see the off-road track that Ron thought about trying -- for about a tenth of a second!
I only have 75 percent left on my computer battery, so this is it for today. Hopefully tomorrow we'll be in Grand Junction!